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Writers of the Purple Sage : Adding Western Elements to Your Work

Saturday, August 5, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Garden B

These days, the Western is like peanut butter: not often served on its own, and yet it seems to go with just about everything. In this interactive workshop, we’re going beyond Stetsons and six-guns to explore the heart of a Western story, discuss marketability and hybrid genre concerns, and help you discover what the old-fashioned West can do for your newfangled narrative. Saddle up and bring all your burning questions!


Tex Thompson

Arianne “Tex” Thompson is home-grown Texas success story. After earning a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s in literature, she channeled her passion for exciting, innovative, and inclusive fiction into the Children of the Drought – an internationally-published epic fantasy Western series from Solaris. Now a professional speaker and writing instructor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Tex is blazing a trail through writers conferences, workshops, and fan conventions around the country – as an endlessly energetic, relentlessly enthusiastic one-woman stampede.

Find her online at www.TheTexFiles.com